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When something like a hurricane or flood hits, response money comes from emergency management budgets. But when a disastrous wildfire hits, that money often comes straight from the Forest Service. In the last few years, the agency has had to cannibalize more and more of its budget to quell wildfires.
A U.S. House bill seeks to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to focus more on prevention of wildfires rather than emergency ... WASHINGTON – Congress considered legislation Tuesday that seeks to avoid a repeat of the disastrous 2017 wildfire season that ravaged Colorado, ...

Share on Google Plus. FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Burning tires and trash are keeping a few residents from going home after a wildfire started on a southern Colorado Army post and spread across the post boundary, destroying three homes and several vehicles. Fort Carson spokeswoman Brandy Gill ...
Pueblo firefighters had to respond Monday afternoon to a wildfire in the Fountain Creek area near the 4000 block of Jerry Murphy Boulevard. Two engine companies, plus two brush trucks, answered the North Side call, which came about 4 p.m.. A construction company doing drainage work in the creek ...
... including 16,898 acres of private land in northeast New Mexico, New Mexico State Forestry Wildfire Prevention and Communications Coordinator Wendy Mason said in the latest update Monday afternoon. An additional 10,750 acres have burned in Colorado while 10 acres have burned in Oklahoma.
BACA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A wildfire that is burning in three states, including Colorado, continues to grow. More resources are being brought in to fight the Stateline Fire. Nearly 11,000 acres have burned in Baca and Las Animas Counties in Colorado. The fire actually started in New Mexico and ...

More Human Remains Found Near Hiking TrailMore human remains, clothes and a backpack have been found near a Colorado hiking trail where a human skull was found last week. Denver Zoo Animals Give New Life To Old Fire HosesSome of the animals at the Denver Zoo are giving new life to old fire ...
Dry and windy conditions have already led to some massive wildfires and even destroyed homes. A small grass fire that broke out in the town of Elizabeth recently, had Heather Weber worried. It was right down the street from her home. Weber said, “So we just grabbed the girls and the dogs and we were ...
The Stateline Fire burning in Union County, north of Clayton, New Mexico, is currently estimated at 21,253 acres, of which 7,160 acres has crossed over into Colorado. The fire started Thursday morning March 8 on private property in New Mexico. There is no immediate threat to structures at this time.
Southern Lincoln County is facing the brunt of the critical fire danger due to dry conditions and strong winds Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. The rest of the northeast plains are also susceptible to elevated fire danger, with winds gusting from 20 to 60 mph over the far eastern ...
Governor Hickenlooper has declared this week "Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week". To go along with that, we'll be touching on several related topics this week to help you prepare for these threats. We've had our fair share of experience with each issue, so it's a good idea to always be aware of the ...
Strong Winds Raise Wildfire Risk Across Eastern Colorado. March 5, 2018 at 10:10 am. Filed Under:Elbert County, Kiowa, Wildfires. DENVER (AP) — Strong winds continue to raise the risk of wildfires across eastern Colorado. fire in elbert county 5 Strong Winds Raise Wildfire Risk Across Eastern Colorado. (credit: CBS).
Fort Carson has started its recovery process after a Sunday grass fire consumed about 270 acres, says a Monday news release. The fire was still smoldering Monday near Gate 5, east of Colorado 115. No injuries were reported and no structures affected, said Fort Carson spokeswoman Brandy Gill.
A poster by three Colorado College students has been accepted for presentation at the 22nd annual Posters on the Hill, to be held April 17-18 in ... Visiting Professor Daniel Ellsworth, both with CC's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, noted that wildfires are extremely dangerous and costly.
Two men can do nothing to save their barn as it is fully involved with fire after a fast moving wildfire spread quickly through dry grasslands on March 4, 2018 in Kiowa. Expand. By Danika Worthington | dworthington@denverpost.com | The Denver Post. PUBLISHED: March 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm | UPDATED: March 5, 2018 at ...
Three wildfires broke out in eastern Colorado Sunday while the area was under a Red Flag Warning. A weather station near Fort Carson recorded ... A fire close to Fort Carson south of Colorado Springs burned 644 acres near a housing development. About 400 residents, some of them on the military post, ...
Mike Eliason, a public information officer with Santa Barbara County Fire, passes a burning home as a wildfire rages in Ventura, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2017. Wildfires across California in 2017 contributed to some of the larger casualty claims filed with State Farm. NOAH BERGER, Associated Press.

One Colorado-based builder told the Journal he's spending $8,500 more on a typical home than he did a year ago. Initially, what set prices rising were a series of wildfires last year in Canada's forests big enough to be seen from space and a U.S.-Canada trade dispute. That disagreement had U.S. ...
GOES-S is the second satellite in an approximately $11 billion effort that's already revolutionizing forecasting with astonishingly fast, crisp images of hurricanes, wildfires, floods, mudslides and other natural calamities. The first spacecraft in the series, GOES-16, has been monitoring the Atlantic and East ...
But forest workers and landowners say they have to: In a state where overcrowded forests exacerbate wildfire risk and threaten devastation to key watersheds, dead standing trees are everybody's problem. “There is a way out of this,” Colorado State Forester Mike Lester said. “But it's not going to be easy, ...
The most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history began on Sept. 6, 2010. For four days, it burned an area roughly 10 square miles around Fourmile Canyon. It destroyed 168 homes, more than any previous fire in Colorado's history. Insurance claims totaled an estimated $217 million, making it the state's ...
Record Indonesian forest fires in 2015 spread haze across a swath of Southeast Asia and, according to a study by Harvard and Columbia universities, hastened 100,000 deaths. Fires are often started by smallholders and plantation companies to clear land for planting. Many areas of Indonesia are prone to ...
GOLETA, Calif. — Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild. Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that recent photos and GPS tracking data show the bears are moving around and appear to be in good health in Los Padres National ...
“If it's just shortly after the bark-beetle outbreak, it's just needles and small twigs that have dropped to the forest floor,” said West, “but several years after the outbreak, we see the entire tree comes down, and when those wildfires come through, it becomes incredibly hot. So, the intensity if those fires becomes ...
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – After the big drought year of 2002, public officials in Summit County got wildfire religion. That year the giant Hayman Fire charred 138,000 acres just across the Continental Divide in the foothills southwest of Denver. In Colorado that same summer, big fires howled at Glenwood ...
photo - FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 file photo flames from FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 file photo flames from a wildfire consume a home, near Napa, Calif. Insurance claims for last year's deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 12: An airplane drops flame retardant over the Black Forest Fire on June 12, 2013 north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Wildfires in Kansas have already burned thousands of acres and agricultural officials were prepared to move hay to ranchers who need it most or ...
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (CBS4) – For the second straight day, a wildfire broke out south of Colorado Springs and forced people to evacuate. About 250 homes were evacuated in an area that includes part of northern Pueblo County and part of southern El Paso County, south of Fort Carson. Several building have ...
A 4,300-acre grass fire southwest of Akron in northeast Colorado prompted the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Saturday afternoon to issue an air quality health advisory for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young and elderly. The fire is producing periods of ...
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- The weekend's hot, windy weather is a perfect reminder of a threat heating up along the Front Range: Wildfires. Devastating fires can happen at any time in Colorado, but are most frequent from March through November. “These days, it's year round,” West Metro Fire Rescue ...
Leaving a campfire unattended in Colorado could soon be punishable by up to six months in jail under a bill in the state legislature that aims to stamp out an increasingly common source of wildfires. The measure, which sailed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on a 60-1 vote ...
Attendees also heard about aircraft maintenance, new research on chemicals to make water more effective at suppressing wildfire, and Colorado's ... as Alaska, Florida and Pennsylvania to the site of the conference at the Sunriver Resort near Bend, not far from where a number of wildfires burned in the ...
To prevent a catastrophic wildfire in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service intends to – literally – fight fire with fire. ... a plan two years in the making that seeks to completely revamp the way forest managers prevent wildfires, keying in on 80,000 acres between Vallecito Reservoir and the Piedra River.
A bill state lawmakers are looking at would carry a maximum $750 fine and/or up to 6 months jail, the Summit Daily reported. Right now there's only a $50 fine for leaving a campfire unattended. Some lawmakers say more needs to be done to stamp out what is a common source of wildfires in Colorado.
Leaving a campfire unattended in Colorado could have more serious consequences under a bill that passed the Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday as lawmakers work to prevent a leading - and preventable - cause of wildfires. House Bill 1051 would change the crime of leaving a campfire ...
The prolonged drought has been steadily drying out large areas of vegetation from Colorado and New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma. With low humidity levels and no precipitation, large swaths of vegetation at this point have already been transformed into potential fuel for future wildfires. Drought ...
ALAMOSA – The Colorado State Forest Service announced today that the San Luis Valley has been selected as one of eight new “communities” from across the country that will receive technical assistance in 2018 under a national program that helps reduce the impacts from wildfires. As more cities and counties across the ...
During an unusually dry winter, firefighters urge residents to use extreme caution with outdoor activities that have the potential to start wildfires. ... With Durango Fire Protection District responding to more than 20 brush fires since November, it begs the question: Will Southwest Colorado see an active wildfire ...
It will take place at Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs Colorado February 23-24, 2008. ... I'm a Fire and Fuels Specialist, in Montrose, Colorado. ... the Southern California wildfires in October, resulting in roughly $315 million to $335 million in wildfire-related catastrophe losses to be recorded in fourth quarter.
“If it's just shortly after the bark-beetle outbreak, it's just needles and small twigs that have dropped to the forest floor,” said West, “but several years after the outbreak, we see the entire tree comes down, and when those wildfires come through, it becomes incredibly hot. So, the intensity if those fires becomes ...
Why wildfires in Colorado are a growing threat and what our forests have ... colorado | wildfire | forest service | forest fire | megafire ... BOULDER, Colo. ... the perfect fuel source for a wildfire and a firefighter's worst nightmare.
Federal firefighting crews were posted Sunday to help battle three wildfires in northwest Colorado that were ignited by lightning strikes burning ...
Three wildfires ignited by lightning strikes were burning through timber, ... than 10,900 acres in northwestern Colorado on Sunday, and federal ...
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air ... Jackson and Grand counties due to smoke from these wildfires.
DENVER — Smoke in the air will remain for a bit longer until a little relief clears the sky a bit throughout the weekend. There are several active ...
Colorado wildfires join dozens burning across the West ... wildfire season | colorado wildfires | western wildfires | wildfires colorado ... ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. ... The newest fire in Colorado is the Deep Creek fire, which started ...
DENVER -- Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. has moved into Colorado, leaving a noticeable haze sitting over most of the Front Range ...
Headaches and raspy voices as wildfire smoke chokes U.S. West .... The smoke from massive wildfires hangs like fog over large parts of the ...
Strand, 69, said he hopes to focus his efforts in Congress on three issues: making sure the region has sufficient resources to fight wildfires and ...
It was then he began to wonder if he could join the war on wildfire, though it ... the Fourmile Canyon Fire outside Boulder, Colorado on Labor Day 2010. ... are burning hotter, faster, longer and bigger than wildfires of the past.


 

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